2017 Valentine Sprint
Sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) 070 Club
To work as many stations on 40/80/160 meters as possible using PSK31 mode during a six hour block.
This event is open to all amateur radio operators licensed to operate on the HF bands.
POWER: QRP up to 5 watts maximum, Low Power (LP) up to 50 watts maximum.
All Male Operators enter in the OM Category.
All Female Operators enter in the YL Category.
(So there are 4 Categories: YL QRP, YL LP, OM QRP and OM LP.)
Single Op Clubs are welcome in any category!
14 February 2017
6 hour block between 0000-2359 UTC
For scoring, your six hour block will begin with the hour that you select on the scorer page and continue for the next 6 hours.
No more having to "wait until your turn."
You may operate whenever you feel your greatest chances of successful QSOs may be! Just choose any 6 hour block between 0000 - 2359 UTC.
"CQ 070 Valentine Sprint"
Callsign, Name, either "OM" or "YL" and your State/Province/Country (SPC).
Examples: "W4KRN Karen YL VA" and "AK4MK Matt OM GA"
40, 80 and 160 meters only.
Work each station only once per band (no penalty for dupes).
All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31.
Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.
7.040 / 7.070, 3.580, 1.807 MHz.
SCORING - QSO Points
Each contact with an OM counts one (1) QSO point.
Each contact with a YL counts two (2) QSO points.
Dupes count (0) QSO points.
SCORING - Multipliers
Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference. If you work your own SPC, do not forget to take credit for the multiplier. Note also:
First U.S. station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
First VE station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and province).
First Alaska station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
First Hawaii station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
Final score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).
Top scores for each category from each time zone receive a certificate.
Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!
All Ø7Ø Club member entries will receive a sticker for their participation.
For more information on the Ø7Ø Club check out http://www.podxs070.com
Please use the online contest scorer at http://hamclubs.info/scorer -- You upload your ADIF file there and get immediate confirmation along with a detailed scoring report. If you have difficulties with or questions about the scorer, please contact our Executive Director, Matt King (AK4MK):
All entries must be received by 21Feb 2017 (1 weeks after the Sprint). Entries with excessive dupes and/or errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.
The PODXS 070 Club reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of this event.